What is the history of silver?
Silver was first mined around 3,000 BCE in Anatolia, now located in modern-day Turkey. Silver has been used for thousands of years for jewelry, coins, religious objects, food vessels and utensils.
What is Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% Silver, and it’s known for its strength and beauty. Pure silver is very soft, making it a poor choice for making Jewellery. The addition of copper makes silver strong. The number “925” is used to specify that the metal is sterling silver. Some of the sterling silver Jewellery is intentionally oxidized to get the antique look.
How to care for your Sterling Silver Jewellery?
Sterling silver, like other precious metal alloys, can tarnish with time. But properly maintained silver jewellery improves with age and develops a lush patina. Treat your silver well, and care for it properly and it will reward you with a long life and a lustrous look.
- Avoid wearing Jewellery to bed. This prevents jewellery from scratches and damage.
- Don’t wear sterling silver in the shower, or chlorinated water (Swimming) and avoid wearing your jewellery when working with household chemicals.
- Store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably in a flannel bag or wrapped in a soft piece of cloth.
- Store pieces individually so that they don’t knock together and scratch.
Tarnish is only a surface layer of deposit, to remove any tarnish the simple use of a Silver cleaning liquid or rubbing with a Silver Polishing Cloth is all that is required to renew the brilliance and shine.
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